anorchia


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Related to anorchia: cryptorchidism, hypospadias

anorchism

 [an-or´kizm]
congenital absence of one or both testes.

an·or·chism

(an-ōr'kizm),
Absence of the testes; may be congenital or acquired.
See also: monorchia, monorchism.
Synonym(s): anorchia
[G. an- priv. + orchis, testicle]

anorchia

The congenital absence of one or more testes. Anorchism is the term preferred by some major medical lexicons (Stedman’s Medical Dictionary, International Dictionary of Medicine), which in the spoken form it may be misunderstood as anarchism.

anorchia

Anorchism Urology Congenital absence of one or both testes. Cf Cryptorchism.

an·or·chism

(an-ōr'kizm)
Absence of the testes; may be congenital or acquired.
Synonym(s): anorchia, anorchidism.
[G. an- priv. + orchis, testicle]
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In patients with ambiguous genitalia or cryptorchidism, a low or undetectable AMH concentration is conversely indicative of dysgenetic testicular tissue, anorchia (as seen in Case 1) [49-53] or ovarian tissue [48].
A lack of increased stimulated testosterone concludes the diagnosis of anorchia (see Case 1), whereas increased concentrations indicate the presence of testicular tissue, and that Persistent Mullerian Duct Syndrome (PMDS) should be considered (see below and Cases 2 and 3) [48].
Case 1: Boy Born with Anorchia. This boy was born with a hypoplastic scrotum, no palpable testes in the scrotum or inguinal canal, and an extreme micropenis.
Van Vliet, "Undetectable AMH at 3days of age: a clue to bilateral anorchia," Clinical Biochemistry, vol.
Lost and found testes: The importance of the hCG stimulation test and other testicular markers to confirm a surgical declaration of anorchia. Hormone Research, 62(3), 124-128.